Last Chance to Make a Pledge and Support Bucks for Charity

When Buckeyes unite, we make our community stronger. To date, CFAES faculty and staff have donated $14,950. This is short of our campaign goal of $23,680.

Support the annual campaign through November 30 by donating to local organizations of your choice. The more Buckeyes who donate, the greater difference Ohio State can make in our local community. The more Bucks the better.

Donations at any level – even just $1 a day – can significantly make a difference. Together, our collective donations strengthen the organizations that support our family, friends and neighbors.

Click here for more information and to pledge a donation.

Join Chadwick Arboretum with Special 2-for-1 Membership

I am asking you to support the Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens that surround your offices by becoming a member. As an added incentive, if you join or renew your membership, I will provide a free holiday gift membership for a special friend, neighbor, family member, or colleague—both for the price of your membership. Attached is the 2-for-1 Membership Form, and I thank you for supporting our programs, students, and gardens.

Offer Ends December 5, 2016. All gift memberships received by that date will be mailed by December 15, 2016.

2016 2-for-1-Membership Form

Thanks for supporting our programs and operations. Keep planting forward!

Mary C. Maloney
Director, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
CFAES Department of Horticulture & Crop Science
614-688-3479 Office

Faculty and Staff Invited to Fisher’s Centennial Celebration

Join the Max M. Fisher College of Business to celebrate the culmination of its centennial year at its Centennial Celebration Monday, Dec. 5.

The keynote address will be delivered by Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, contributing editor to The Atlantic and Washington Post columnist. The Centennial Award of Distinction will be given to Leslie H. Wexner, chair and chief executive officer of L Brands, Inc., the longest-serving executive in a Fortune 500 company and Ohio State alumnus.

Click here for more information and to register for the event.

Equity and Inclusion – Events and Activities

CFAES Survey
The CFAES Offices of Equity and Inclusion and Human Resources wants to hear from you.

As you heard from interim Dean King in his November 15 message, our college tragically lost one of our students over the last few weeks.  In addition, there has been a rise in activism and incidents of harassments and hate across the country and on OSU Campus, maybe in your communities.  Given these recent events, the upcoming holidays and the end of the semester we wanted to check in.  Please let us know how you are doing.  This anonymous Qualtrics survey will take 3 minutes or less.  All responses are anonymous unless you request a follow up.

Wishing you the best as you move toward the end of the semester and into the winter holiday season.

Post-Election Q & A Call: Strategies for Dealing with Emerging Classroom Dynamics

Thursday, December 8
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Click here to register

Film Screening
EMBRACE – a film on body image

Tuesday, December 13
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: AMC Lennox 24
Cost: Tickets* ($13.50) can be purchased here along with the trailer
*79 Tickets must be sold for the screening to take place.  No charges will be place on credit cards unless the 79 tickets are sold.

Contact Kathi Martin ( with questions.

Recorded Webinars

“Campus Incivility” Guest Expert Webinar Series

  • Addressing Incivility in the Classroom: Effective Strategies for Faculty – facilitated by Dr. Chavella Pittman
  • (In)civility in Academic Spaces – facilitated by Dr. Adeline Koh
  • Micro-Aggressions, Micro-Resistance, and Ally Development in the Academy – facilitated by Dr. Cynthia Ganote, Dr. Floyd Cheung, and Dr. Tasha Souza

Articles of Interest
Black Professors Speak Out After Trump Victory Abut the Routine Racism of Academia
The other college kids: The hold jobs and worry about costs, and what they think of President Trump might surprise you – The Hechinger Report

A Look at Our Food System: Join the InFACT Program Nov. 14-18

Join Ohio State’s Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT), the Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA), the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, AID India Columbus Chapter and Real Food OSU for events that will look at the issues of farmworker rights, organic agriculture and land reclamation in India, and the procurement of local and sustainable food on college campuses across our country.

No RSVPs required and events are open to all. Click here for additional information on each event.


Great American Smokeout – Nov. 17

On Thursday, November 17 the American Cancer Society will be holding the 2016 Great American Smokeout, a day when those who smoke are encouraged to quit and non-smokers are asked to encourage their peers to quit.

Ohio State has adopted a tobacco free policy that supports a healthy environment for all members of the Buckeye Nation. The use of all types of tobacco products is prohibited in all university buildings and on all university-owned properties, including parking lots, garages, and all outside areas. Our tobacco free policy is intended to encourage employees, students, and visitors to improve their health by eliminating the use of tobacco products.

Great American Smokeout

Click here for more information about The Ohio State Tobacco Free Sustainability Committee.

New Role for Lieutenant Seth Walker

Seth Walker, Public Safety Manager of the Wooster Campus, has assumed college-wide responsibility for coordination of safety services with a working title of “Director, Safety and Compliance.” Seth joined the University in 2011 as Biosecurity Director and has served as Public Safety Manager in Wooster since 2013. In this role, he has been responsible for the administration of all law enforcement, environmental health and safety, emergency management, and fire prevention services. In this new role, Seth will assume oversight and coordination of these services across all college-owned properties in collaboration with the Columbus Campus Environmental Health and Safety and Department of Public Safety.

Seth holds a B.S. in Microbiology from Ohio State and a J.D. from Capital University Law School. Prior to joining the University, he served as Assistant Director of Public Safety for the City of Columbus.

Enroll for Spring-Term Dependent Tuition Assistance

Ohio State offers eligible employees and dependents the opportunity to advance their education at the university. For dependent tuition assistance, applications must be submitted each term. The enrollment window for spring semester 2017 opens Monday, Nov. 14, and faculty and staff can apply online or with paper applications. The student must have a social security number on file with the University Bursar to receive dependent tuition assistance.

Click here for further information.

SEEDS Request for Proposals for Student Competitions

Please distribute to Graduate and Undergraduate students within your department/lab.

Request for Submission of Research Proposals

This is an invitation to submit research proposals to SEEDS: The OARDC Research Enhancement Competitive Grants Program, Student Competitions for fiscal year 2017. The Request for Proposal can be found at:

Sponsor: SEEDS: The OARDC Research Enhancement Competitive Grants Program

Deadline Dates:
Undergraduate Proposals: January 11, 2017
Graduate Proposals: February 8, 2017

Please direct any questions concerning the RFP or the submission process to Lori Kaser at

Safety Brief – Lifting in a Safe Manner

Attached is a new “Safety Brief” from OSU Environmental Health and Safety.  This safety brief features lifting in a safe manner.  According to Ohio BWC,  approximately 25 percent of Ohio work-related injuries are from overexertion when lifting.  From our offices to our research farms, employees can prevent lifting injuries by following a few simple guidelines. Please take a few minutes to review the material, print it out to display in your work area, or pass it on to others in your department.

Lifting in a Safe Manner

Click here for previous “Safety Brief” posters and additional printable safety materials.

If you have any questions about safety in your work area, feel free to contact:
Kent McGuire
CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
614-292-0588 Office

University Strategic Planning Input – Question #2

As we previously shared, Ohio State is embarking on a strategic planning process that will advance our academic mission and strengthen our position as a nationally competitive flagship institution. As we continue to engage with the campus community to seek input that will ultimately inform the overall plan, your response to period questions is important. Previously, we asked for you to share what was great about Ohio State; now, we want to hear about opportunities we have to be even stronger.

The campus-wide question is open through Wednesday, Nov. 9 and may be accessed here:

EHE Methodology Leadership Series Hosts Two Sessions

The College of Education and Human Ecology is pleased to present two sessions in its Methodology Leadership Series.

Multilevel Multiple Imputation with Dr. Craig Enders
Enders Seminar Flyer
Monday, Nov. 14
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
EHE College Commons, Ramseyer Hall 260
Free and open to all OSU faculty, researchers, staff and students
Click here to register

Do you use surveys for your research?  Do you often find items that participants skipped?  Do those “N/A” responses frustrate you?  What are you supposed to do about these holes in your data?  Does it matter if your data is categorical or continuous?  What about multilevel data?

Missing data are a pervasive research problem that cuts across a variety of substantive disciplines.  For example, participants in a research study may refuse to answer specific survey items, or participants in a longitudinal trial may drop out prematurely.  Applying unsophisticated analysis approaches (e.g., excluding cases with missing data) can bias estimates of associations among variables and reduce the sensitivity to detect treatment effects.  Join Dr. Craig Enders, Professor of Psychology at UCLA, as he presents his innovative work on missing data imputation.

Using the National Longitudinal Survey – Youth (NLSY) with Elizabeth Cooksey and Rosella Gardecki
NLS Seminar Flyer
Thursday, November 17
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
EHE College Commons, Ramseyer Hall 260
Free and open to all OSU faculty, researchers, staff and students
Click here to register

Are you new to the National Longitudinal Studies (NLS)?  Or have you used it before but are a little rusty?

This will be a great time to come and learn about some amazing longitudinal cohort studies! This workshop will provide an overview of the NLS, highlight some of the ways in which these data can be used for research across the life course, and offer a brief look at the variety of NLS studies that have been done on a wide range of topics by researchers from many different disciplines.  Elizabeth Cooksey, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR), and Rosella Gardecki, Research Specialist at the CHRR, will conclude with a step-by-step demonstration of how to access the NLS Investigator database and documentation, so that you get an introduction on how to search and download data relevant to your own research interests.

EHE Software Saturday Series Hosts Session

The College of Education and Human Ecology is pleased to present a session in its Software Saturday Series.

Introduction to SAS with Alison Koenka
SAS Seminar Flyer
Saturday, December 3
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
PAES 110
Free and open to all OSU faculty, researchers, staff and students
Click here to register

Are you new to SAS?  Are your skills a bit rusty?  Are you just looking for a gentle introduction to get you back into the swing of data analysis?

Please join the RMC for this introduction to SAS.  Postdoctoral researcher in Educational Studies Alison Koenka will introduce you to the SAS environment, teach you how to get your data into SAS, and how to prepare it for analysis.  Alison’s workshop is hands-on so you will get a chance to work with the software on real (messy) data sets that we provide!